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  • Posted on: 7 March, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officers

     

    Overview

    The success of the PRO-ACT project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Officer position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of LMS-ACT M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

     
     
    Specific Responsibilities
    • Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State PRO-ACT project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
    • Take lead in the implementation of PRO-ACT state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
    • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PRO-ACT central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
    • Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
    • Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
    • Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
    • Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
    • Work with LMS-ACT management to document and publish best practices.

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Supervision:  Works independently and reports to the State Team Leader.

    Decision Making: : Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.

    Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.

    Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.

    Responsibility over Staff:  None

     

    Management responsibility

    1. Spearheading the roll-out of PRO-ACT M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
    2. Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
    Qualifications
    • Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
    • At least 2 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
    • Significant experience in developing  monitoring plans and/or management information systems 2 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
    • Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
    • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
    • Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
    • Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
    • Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and  fluency in English

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit MSH Nigeria Career Page

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